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Meet the Office of Special Masters - June 19
The United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association are pleased to announce their next joint educational program: “Meet the Office of Special Masters,” a brown bag lunch program that will take place on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT, in Courtroom 4 of the National Courts Building. For the first time, members of the Bar Association who are not in Washington, DC are invited to participate in the program via either videoconference or webcast, depending upon location.
The Court and the Bar Association are partnering with the Administrative Office of the U.S. Court Office of Public Affairs and two law schools to offer this groundbreaking program: the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law and the Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Space is very limited and registration is required. For further details click here.
Sharla Kooiker Wins 2011-2012 CFC Bar Association Writing Competition
Sharla Kooiker won the 2011-12 CFC Bar Association Law Student Writing Competition and was awarded a $2,000 prize at the 2012 CFC Judicial Conference in October 2012. Ms. Kooiker’s paper, entitled “The Burden: Establishing An Appropriate Standard In An Area of Scientific Uncertainty” addresses Vaccine Act litigation and argues for a statutory change to the prevailing evidentiary standard. Ms. Kooiker’s paper is currently under consideration for publication by a national law journal and will shortly be made available to members of the Bar.
Ms. Kooiker is a 2012 cum laude graduate of Chicago-Kent law School in Chicago, IL and is now employed as an associate at the Myers Billion law firm in Sioux Falls, SD.
The 2012-13 Writing Competition is currently underway with a submission deadline of 11:59 PM, July 26, 2013. Details of that competition, including the rules, can be found by clicking here.
Deskbook for Practitioners Now Available Online for Members
Members can now access an electronic copy of the Deskbook for Practitioners by clicking here.
Dear Members of the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association,
Shortly after I joined the Tax Division of the Department of Justice as a newly-minted lawyer, I attended my first Judicial Conference of the then-United States Claims Court. That was in 1988—only a year after the founding of the Bar Association. While I’m sure the panel presentations were timely and riveting, my most vivid memory is of the conference luncheon, where I had the pleasure of sitting next to an individual with whom I enjoyed a lively conversation. Shortly after ...